Sony FE 2x Teleconverter Review

Released in 2016 alongside the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS and Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter, the Sony FE 2x Teleconverter is an essential addition to Sony’s full-frame E-mount lineup. Given the relative lack of dedicated telephoto options available to the mount, the Sony FE 2x Teleconverter dramatically enhances the versatility of the lenses it is compatible with: the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS, the Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS and the recently released Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM…

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Review

Frequently overshadowed by their more versatile brethren, macro lenses rarely receive much fanfare upon their release. Nonetheless, it is their function as close-up-photography specialists that makes them essential for a range of photographic pursuits like product photography, print reduction and close-up photography of living subjects. This role has made macro lenses a vital element of a camera manufacture’s lens catalog. Their niche design means that that new macro lenses are released rather infrequently, but all major manufactures have at least…

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Canon EOS R vs Sony A7 III vs Sony A7R III

Now that Canon has officially announced its first mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS R, many photographers will be interested to compare it against the latest generation of Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, particularly the Sony A7 III and A7R III. At $2299, the Canon EOS R fits between the two Sony cameras in price, although it is positioned closer to the A7 III (at $1998). With the Canon name and the company’s famous Dual Pixel AF technology, it promises to be…

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Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6 vs Nikon Z7

With both Nikon and Canon having released their mirrorless systems, many photographers might be wondering about their similarities and differences. Although Nikon released two mirrorless cameras with 24.5 MP and 45.7 MP resolutions to appeal different photography needs, Canon decided to go ahead with a single 30.4 MP camera at launch. In this article, I would like to take a closer look at all three cameras and compare their specifications side-by-side.

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Canon EOS R vs Canon 5D Mark IV

Now that Canon has entered the full-frame mirrorless world with their EOS R, it’s time to see how this new camera compares to Canon’s current generation of professional DSLRs – specifically, the Canon 5D Mark IV. Both the EOS R and the 5D IV share a number of similar specifications, but their differences are enough to target two relatively different groups of photographers. Here’s what you need to know.

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Everything You Need to Know About Nikon Z Lenses

The new Nikon Z system created quite a bit of interest among many photographers. As a result, there seem to be many questions related to the new Nikon Z lenses that have been announced now and will be revealed in the future. Unfortunately, there are lots of misconceptions and misunderstandings that are getting spread by some people on the Internet, making it difficult to truly understand the capabilities and the potential of the system. In this article, I would like…

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Everything You Need to Know About Nikon Z Cameras

Now that Nikon has announced both the Nikon Z6 and the Z7 mirrorless cameras, it is time for us to take a closer look at these cameras in and go through some of the most important features. Without a doubt, the Nikon mirrorless system is one of the most highly anticipated releases in Nikon’s history. And given that Nikon is moving up to a much larger Z mount, existing Nikon shooters might be wondering whether it is worth moving to…

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Recommended Sony A9 Settings

Sony’s first professional-grade sports-oriented camera, the A9, has created quite a stir ever since its introduction last year. It’s a 24MP, full-frame mirrorless camera that takes up to 20 frames per second with no viewfinder blackout, native 4K video recording, silent operation, and a price that massively undercuts the competition. The result is a camera that is designed to compete with the best of Canon and Nikon’s offerings. In this article, I will provide information on how to best set up…

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Missing Features on the Z6 and Z7 – Which Ones Matter?

Continuing our coverage of the newly-announced Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, let’s take a step back from the excitement and interest surrounding these two releases and examine the most important features Nikon did not include. As a first-generation release, some compromises were inevitable, but post-announcement chatter has gravitated toward a couple issues in particular. Below, I’ll cover the most glaring faults of the Z6 and Z7, as well as smaller issues that slipped a bit under people’s radars.

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Nikon Z6 vs Nikon D750

If current excitement levels mean anything, the newly announced Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera looks like it will be a huge hit for Nikon. Indeed, it almost appears to be a “mirrorless successor” to the Nikon D750, released four years ago to glowing reviews. That’s partly due to the shared 24 MP resolution and somewhat similar ergonomics (a PASM dial with user-configurable modes). However, considering that Nikon launched the D750 at $2,300 MSRP and the Z6 at just $1,999, it is…

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Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7 III

The Sony A7 III has been one of the market’s highest-selling full-frame cameras in recent months, thanks in large part to its combination of impressive features and low price tag. But there’s some new competition in town – the Nikon Z6, another 24 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera set to make waves for photographers. Although both these cameras have a $2000 price tag, there are some important feature differences between them, too. We’ll compare them in detail below.

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Nikon Z7 vs Nikon D850

Now that Nikon has released its duo of new high-end full-frame mirrorless cameras, including the 45 megapixel Z7, it’s inevitable that people will want to compare them against Nikon’s current DSLR lineup – especially the D850, itself launched almost exactly a year ago. This article is one such comparison. Naturally, both the Nikon Z7 and D850 have exceptional specifications, but the Z7’s newer technology does come out slightly ahead in certain respects. Is the difference enough to sway your purchase?

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Nikon Z7 vs Sony A7R III

While the new Nikon Z7 is turning heads with its 45 megapixel sensor and impressive specifications, you may have heard that there’s another high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera out there, too – the Sony A7R III. Sony has been refreshing their lineup at a rapid pace, and the A7R III is less than a year old. So, naturally, it has a lot of similarities with the new Nikon. But which one comes out ahead? Here’s what you should know.

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Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4, 35mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/1.8 Announcements

Along with announcing the Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, Nikon just released three mirrorless lenses as well! The Nikon 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8, and 24-70mm f/4 are branded as “Nikkor S” lenses, which signals them as Nikon’s high-end mirrorless offerings. These are the most fundamental of lenses for a new system – two lightweight primes and a constant aperture zoom – but don’t let their ordinary focal lengths fool you. All three look very interesting indeed.

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Nikon’s Mirrorless Roadmap Explained (2018-2020)

So far, the Z-mount lenses that Nikon has released so far just scratch the surface of the company’s plans for its upcoming mirrorless offerings. Indeed, at the same time that Nikon announced the Z6, Z7, and three initial lenses, they also created a roadmap of lenses for 2018 and 2019. This is the first time Nikon has ever done such a thing, but it is pretty exciting – not least because of nine new other lenses we know about now!

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Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 Design and Ergonomics

Nikon’s Z6 and Z7 cameras are hot new products and many of us are waiting in anticipation for the official announcement later tonight. In the meantime, I wanted to share the images of the upcoming Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras with you and get your feedback on what you think about the ergonomics of these cameras. It looks like Nikon will be making both cameras physically identical (aside from the Z6 / Z7 Logo on the front), mainly making them…

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Understanding IBIS in the Nikon Mirrorless Cameras

One of the most interesting features in the upcoming Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras is in-body image stabilization – a first for Nikon. Although other brands have had IBIS for years, including Sony, Olympus, and Pentax, the traditional DSLR manufacturers (Canon and Nikon) have used optical image stabilization in their lenses instead. There are pros and cons to IBIS, though, and we don’t yet know exactly how Nikon’s system is implemented. So, should we be excited or dismayed?

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Nikon Z6 vs Z7 – Which One to Buy?

With Nikon’s long-awaited full-frame mirrorless Z6 and Z7 cameras finally announced, and the Z7 now shipping to the earliest pre-orders, it’s time to take a look at how the two compare. Naturally, they are quite similar in certain ways, even having practically identical camera bodies. But under the hood, there are plenty of differences, some of which are quite significant. Are you thinking of buying either the Z6 or Z7? If so, this article should help you understand the main…

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Nikon Z vs Nikon F – What’s the Difference?

It has been almost 60 years since Nikon introduced the Nikon F mount on its first SLR film camera, the “Nikon F“. Since then, Nikon has made over 100 million lenses for this mount without changing any of the physical dimensions, primarily for the purpose of keeping lenses compatible between different cameras, whether film or digital. With its new full-frame mirrorless system, Nikon is now introducing a brand new “Nikon Z” mount, which is quite different when compared to the…

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Best Nikon Lenses for Wedding Photography

What are the best Nikon lenses for wedding photography? This question comes up so often via comments and emails from our readers, that I decided to write an article and elaborate on the subject. Specifically, I want to not only write about what lenses I think are the best for weddings, but also why and in which cases I use a particular lens. Please keep in mind that the information I present below is a personal opinion based on my…

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